Roof Cleaning in Stoford

Roof Cleaning Stoford provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Stoford and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown on your roof.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris may be challenging for most owners and can become a major problems.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Stoford

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Stoford

A large accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Can I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Stoford

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Plus, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it does not need any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Stoford

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are some of the local places we cover

We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local areas including:

Some factors to think about.

We have already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.